Old Bridge, Philosophers’ Path, Church of the Holy Spirit, Old University
Sightseeing in Heidelberg
On this page, we have compiled a small selection of Heidelberg’s many attractions for you. You will find information about the most important attractions behind the menu items in the left navigation bar. However, the museums, buildings or monuments listed below are also worth a visit.
The small but nice museum is located in the middle of the Old Town of Heidelberg. It is a reminder of the life and work of Friedrich-Ebert, the first president of the Weimar Republic. Tip: If you want to get an impression of the life and work of the people in Heidelberg at the end of the 19th century, a visit to Friedrich-Ebert’s birthplace is highly recommended.
Unique pharmaceutical collections from the history of pharmacy can be admired in the German Pharmacy Museum. Besides countless old medicines and remedies, there are also vessels, glasses, books, old manuscripts, prescription devices and laboratories as well as complete pharmacy furniture, some of them from the 17th century. With the entrance ticket to the Heidelberg Castle Courtyard you can also visit the German Pharmacy Museum.
The Kurpfälzisches Museum is considered the treasure chest of Heidelberg. Its collections of art and cultural history from past centuries go back to the French emigrat Charles de Graimberg, who was also very committed to the preservation of the castle ruins. From much earlier times there are, among other things, archaeological finds from the Romans and Celts on the city’s history to admire.
If you walk along the main street from the town hall towards the east, you will come across the Karlstor at the end of the street, which was built from 1775 to 1781 in the style of a Roman victory gate. The building is richly decorated and carries the portraits of Elector Karl Theodor and his wife as well as four Palatine lions. Tip: On the way to Karlstor you will come across beautiful baroque house facades over and over again.
The Kornmarkt is a small square located directly on the south-eastern town hall facade. In the middle is a sculpture of the Virgin Mary with the Child Jesus from a time when the new Elector Philipp Wilhelm wanted to make the Protestant Palatinate Catholic again in 1685. From the square there is an interesting view of the castle which is situated above the houses. This can be reached via a footpath or via the mountain railway – both starting near the Kornmarkt.